Divorce and Family Law
Move-Away Requests and Orders
A request for move-away order in California typically arises when one parent wants to move out of state due to a new job opportunity, a new serious relationship (getting married), or caring for a sick parent.
Basic Community and Separate Property Rules
There are three types of property classifications for married couples in California: community property, quasi-community property, and separate property.
An Overview of Establishing Parental Relationship
In California a parent has the right (1) to be legally recognized as the parent of a child, (2) to have a parental relationship with the child, and (3) to provide physical, emotional, and financial support to the child.
Temporary Spousal Or Partner Support Order
Spousal support, also known as alimony, is one party’s obligation to pay support to the lesser earning spouse/partner.
Custody and Visitation
In California, the court’s primary concern in making a legal and/or physical custody order is the child’s health, safety and welfare, which includes freedom from child abuse and domestic violence in the child’s home.
Determining Child Support
California uses a statewide formula to calculate guideline child support. This guideline support is calculated using a computer program, which takes into account each parent’s actual income and level of responsibility for the child.
What Does It Mean to Be an Executor in Probate? Executor Checklist
In Probate matters an Executor is an individual responsible for managing the affairs of a decedent’s estate. When a person dies, they can no longer own property. Everything owned at the time of death must be legally transferred to any beneficiaries still living.
How Much Money Will I Get Paid as an Executor of an Estate in Probate Court in California?
An Executor’s fee is the portion of a deceased individual’s estate that is paid to the decedent’s Executor for performing their duties in Probate Court.
Why is Having a Trust (and a Will) Better Than Just Having a Will?
The most common reasons people choose to have a Trust are:
(1) to keep your assets and your net worth confidential;
(2) to maintain control over who receives your assets, how they can use them, and when they get them after your death;
Things a Successor Trustee Must Do After the Original Trustor/Settlor/Grantor Dies
When the maker of a Revocable Trust, also known as the Trustor, Grantor or Settlor, dies, the assets in the Trust become property of the Trust.
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